FAQ´s - Day Trips to Champagne

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For first time visitors to Champagne, the process of figuring out the best way get around Champagne, find the vineyards worth visiting, and making reservations can be quite overwhelming. These FAQs should answer some of the basic questions and if you have more please email me. contact(@)champagne-tour.com

Q. How do I travel from Paris to the Champagne region ?
A. Tourists frequently inquire about the best way to reach the Champagne region from Paris, including options like trains, which typically take about 45 minutes to Reims from Paris by high-speed TGV, or driving directions.

Q. Can I visit both Reims and Epernay in one day?
A. Visitors often wonder if it's feasible to explore both of the region’s champagne capitals, Reims and Epernay, in a single day and how to best plan the itinerary to include top champagne houses and attractions in both cities. Drive time is about 35 mins.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Champagne region?
A. Tourists ask about the best season or time of year to visit for good weather and smaller crowds. Many prefer the harvest time in early autumn for a more vibrant atmosphere.

Q. Do House and vineyard visits need to be pre-booked?
A. Absolutely.

Q. Can I reserve a half day tour?
A.Yes but only if you are departing from Reims or Epernay. You can take the train and we can pick you up at the station. Sunday are more challenging because most vineyards are closed.

Q. Can I leave Paris later than 7.45am so I can sleep in?
A. Yes, but we do not advise it because many vineyards and Houses close for lunch, and they do not stay open late. During the week if you leave and return later you will hit rush hour traffic both ways, which will add at least an extra hour on the road.


Creating itineraries is very time consuming work because we have to match your preferences with vineyard availability and logistics. These will hep you plan a memorable stay, ensuring you get the most out of the visit to this iconic wine-producing region.

Q. When is the best time to visit?
May to early November. Veuve Clicquot, Moet and Ruinart close for a few winer months. Each year and may open for few days around Christmas?

Q. What are the best local dining options?
Food is a big part of the travel experience, so visitors often seek recommendations for restaurants where they can sample local cuisine that pairs well with champagne, ranging from luxurious dining experiences to cozy, family-run eateries.

Q. Are there Vegetarian or Vegan restaurants in Champagne?
Very few. We prefer to select a restaurant, which has enough choice so you can pick what you can eat otherwise consider Japanese and Italian options.

Q. Should we take the train to Champagne from Paris?
It's fast and if you love trains and have never taken the TGV it’s fun, also having longer for lunch or at the vineyards.

Q. Can we get picked up in Paris?
Yes. Depending on traffic figure 2 1/4hrs each way.

Q. Can you pick us up from other locations?
Yes, and the most popular locations are Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, Chateau de Fere, Chateau Etoges and Chalons. Please note you can easily train to Epernay or Reims from CDG an Chalons.

Q. How easy is it to visit Burgundy or Bordeaux?
You need a minimum of 5 day to enjoy a visit to Champagne plus another region taking into account transfer times between regions.

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